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Food Service Manager Interview Questions

20 Food Service Manager Interview Questions
Question 1 of 20
How are your communication skills?
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1.
I am an active listener and a people oriented person. I like to help others when needed, maintain a positive environment, and leave people with constructive solutions. I am flexible about feedbacks and have the ability to share my thoughts and opinions with the respect of the team.
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Question 2 of 20
Tell me about previous experiences in the food industry.
Question 3 of 20
Describe your leadership skills.
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I used to be a Co-coordinator for S.N.D.A club at Fresno State. I provided people as much information as possible about nutrition, monthly cancer awareness and any general health topics. I tried to provide helpful and practical tips related to their daily lifestyles. I helped my Coordinator brainstormed about our weekly events and helped influenced our student community to eat a healthier meal.
Question 4 of 20
What is the most rewarding part of being in the food industry?
Question 5 of 20
Why should we consider you for this position?
Question 6 of 20
What qualities should a food service manager have?
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Food Service Manager should have good Leadership skills, Team Management Skills, Should be a Role model to other employees of food service department. FSM should have.
2.
Knowledge of food, have good people skills. Be a good listener and have the ability to multitask when and where needed.
3.
Positive motivation, time goal oriented, an effective communicator, problem solving skills, the ability to adapt.
Question 7 of 20
How important is customer service to you?
Question 8 of 20
List some qualities you feel are extremely important as a supervisor and describe what experience you have supervising others.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
1 time management 2. Leadership 3.Actively listening 4. Actively Learning 5.Prioritization skills.
2.
Strong communication skills, optimism, business ethics and the ability to be personable. I have observed that most failures in management is due to a lack of communication on various levels.
3.
Leadership, communication. Supervisor eight years.
4.
Honest, Reliable, Open-Minded, Cultural Competent, and patience. When I was still a college student, I have managed a small group of classmates from 3-5 people. My group and I was assigned to complete a big project at the end of our Food System Management to cook an entree and two side dishes including a theme. I ensure that each individual was given a specific task, instructions, and agree to the estimated deadline. I allowed my team to contributed their ideas, creative thoughts, and solutions.
5.
Vigilant, should have good aesthetic sense, should know about the food service operations.
Question 9 of 20
Are you familiar with any menu planning systems and if so please describe?
User-Submitted Answers
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I am familiar with any menu planning systems. When I took a Sport and Nutrition Class, my teammates and I was assigned to come up with a diet plan for our imaginary young wrestler. I learned to used cengage program to input the food and drink intake in order to calculate it's macro-nutrients, micro-nutrients, and other nutrition values. I also, did my own 3-days diet analysis; where I try to maintain my daily calories including my daily movements.
Question 10 of 20
Describe your leadership style.
User-Submitted Answers
1.
Strong pernsolity and serious.
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I am a determine women, active listener, and a natural leader. My words matches my action and I always like to plan things ahead of time. When working with a group of people, for example, with my classmates. I am usually the person who divided the work, make the next and future meetings, and continue to keep in touch with everyone on their progress of completing the tasks.

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Question 11 of 20
What would be your approach to making changes in existing programs, procedures and practices?
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I want to ensure that all employees understand why things needs to be changed around. I want to ensure that they have the knowledge and feel comfortable to carry out the tools.
Question 12 of 20
How would our restaurant be a more productive place if we are to hire you as a Food Service Manager?
Question 13 of 20
How do you work in a supervisory role without making adversaries?
User-Submitted Answers
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I will do my best at remembering all the hardworking employees and acknowledge their contributions to help maintain the success of the company. I would like to keep up-dates with the team meetings to have them share their opinions, discuss about their work, and provide them constructive solutions. I like to keep an open-door policy with my employees and show them that we are all on the same team; reaching for the same goals.
Question 14 of 20
What is your experience in planning, ordering, and record keeping in a business or organization?
Question 15 of 20
Why should we hire you?
Question 16 of 20
Why do you want to be a food service manager?
Question 17 of 20
Tell us why you have applied for this position?
Question 18 of 20
What is the most difficult part of being in the food industry?
Question 19 of 20
What do you like least about the food industry?
Question 20 of 20
What do you like most about the food industry?

About Food Service Manager

November 26th, 2014

Food service managers are responsible for the daily operation of restaurants and other establishments that prepare and serve food and beverages. They direct staff to ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience and the business is profitable.

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